Volunteer roles

There are several different roles currently available to volunteers depending on your skills, abilities and interests. All volunteers undergo training to ensure they are prepared and confident to carry out their role. You will learn about volunteer roles and their availability during the recruitment and training process. We do not allocate volunteers to roles until after you have finished training.  This is so we can make sure we allocate you to a role that matches your strengths and skills, your interests and your availability.

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Concierge

Meet and greet patients and their families, assist them with self-check in and help people find their way around The Centre. Volunteers in our waiting areas also provide vital support, information and companionship to patients and carers who are visiting the ONJ Centre for the first time.

Wellness Centre

Orientate visitors to the Wellness Centre and provide information about programs, provide companionship to patients and carers, and support staff in a range of tasks to help make sure support groups and programs run smoothly.

Information Lounge

Help patients and carers access educational materials and use the internet to access appropriate information.  Volunteers also restock brochures throughout the ONJ Centre and put together patient information packs and other patient resources.

Patient support

Help patients and their families with support, companionship and everyday tasks in our Radiation Oncology, Day Oncology, on our inpatient wards and on our Palliative Care Unit.

Activity support 

Support patients to engage in activities such as the Something to Sing About Choir, the Yarning Around community knitting project, and facilitate the library and activity trolleys.

Specific skills 

Volunteers who have skills that can enrich patient's lives and provide support to staff behind the scenes, such as artists, performers, hairdressers, graphic designers, photographers, horticulturalists/gardeners.

Consumer engagement 

Committee membership, conduct patient surveys, provide feedback on patient brochures and information.

Advanced Care Planning Community Ambassadors

Conduct information sessions for community groups about advance care planning.

Fundraising and events

Support our events such as the Wellness Walk and Research Run, which is held every year on a Sunday in September. Roles on the day include: Registration Assistants, Water Station Attendants and Course Marshals. Please check our website regularly for updates and how to apply.

Pet visiting

Trained volunteers bring their pets in to provide companionship to patients, carers and staff. The ONJ Centre Pet Visiting program is run in partnership with Lort Smith.  Pet Visiting volunteers must have their dog assessed and registered by Lort Smith and undertake training with the ONJ Centre volunteer program. If you are interested in the Pet Visiting program please visit the Lort Smith Pet Therapy Program webpage to attend an Information Session.

Please note; volunteer roles at the ONJ Centre are currently available during business hours.  While we do plan on expanding our program so that we can provide support and activities in the evenings and on weekends, we cannot let you know when this will start.

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